The History of MacEwan University
Founded in 1971, MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Through learner-centred teaching, we connect with our students—creating a unique post-secondary experience that opens up diverse pathways for their achievement and growth.
MacEwan University offers 8 four-year bachelor programs, 2 applied degrees, as well as 43 diploma and certificate programs.
The university provides a transformative education in a collaborative and supportive learning environment. Creativity thrives here—through research and innovation that engages students, faculty and the community.
We are focused on our students—providing them with choice and opportunities for success with a dynamic mix of undergraduate degrees, certificates, diplomas and degree-transfer programming.
Life in MacEwan University
MacEwan University's sports teams are known as the Griffins. Men's and women's sports include: basketball, hockey, volleyball, soccer, cross country, curling and golf. The Griffins compete in the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference (ACAC), against 16 other post-secondary institutions in Alberta as well as in the Canada West conference of U Sports. Student-athletes on all teams are expected to meet academic requirements and adhere to sport-specific athletic requirements.
MacEwan University's intentional focus on teaching has garnered praise, including multiple 'A' grades in the annual Globe and Mail Canadian University Report in categories including quality of teaching, the academic reputation of faculty, overall student satisfaction, and academic support services. MacEwan has also received many high scores on the National Survey of Student Engagement.